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Investing in Your Community

When you choose to invest in Transitions you’re choosing to support over 1,600 women and children we serve each year. In 2020, 81 cents of every dollar received was spent on services directly benefiting the women and children served by Transitions: 47 women obtained housing, 21 women found employment, 11 women furthered their education, and 29 children received supportive care.

COVID 19 ALERT

Current needs due to COVID-19: Diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, hand soap, Lysol, paper towels, and toilet paper.

2021 Wishlists

Click on the drop downs below to view location specific wishlists or view the PDF here: 2021 Holiday Wish List.
Note: Items in bold are the most needed.

  • 7oz Take & Toss sippy cups
  • Air fryer
  • Art supplies (brushes, paint, painting paper)
  • Blankets (Lg)
  • Bleach (gallon size)
  • Diapers (Newborn, 1, 2, 3)
  • Dish soap
  • Dryer sheets
  • Garbage bags
  • Glider chair
  • Hand soap/hand soap refill containers
  • Infant socks
  • Infant toothbrushes
  • Jogging stroller
  • Kirkland diaper wipes
  • Kitchen knife set
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry soap
  • Lysol
  • Outdoor toys
  • Over the sink drying rack
  • Pants (3T, 4T, 5T)
  • Paper cups (dixie size)
  • Paper towels
  • Portable/mini crib sheets
  • Sleep sacks (6-9mo, 9-12mo)
  • Spray bottles (Lg)
  • Bus passes (day)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Diapers (size 5, 6)
  • Dishwashing pods/tabs
  • Garbage bags
  • Gas/grocery gift cards
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Preloaded laundromat cards
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Adult coloring books
  • Alarm clocks
  • Backpacks/duffle bags
  • Baskets (S-Med)
  • Bathroom rugs
  • Bus passes (day, 2-hr, 31-day)
  • Camping supplies
  • Canning supplies
  • Craft kits
  • Grocery/gas gift cards
  • IKEA couch covers
  • Kitchen knife set
  • Manicure sets
  • Pajamas (S-XXL)
  • Personal fans
  • PG-13/PG/G movies (new or used)
  • Pillows (new/in pkg)
  • Robes (all sizes)
  • Shower curtains/hooks
  • Snow boots (sz 7-11)
  • Socks
  • Stair climbing shopping carts
  • Tweezers
  • Twin XL comforters & sheet sets (new/in pkg)
  • White noise machines
  • Bus passes (31-day)
  • Label maker
  • Letter writing supplies (greeting cards, postcards, envelopes, paper, stamps) for volunteer letter writing by participants
  • Magnetic digital kitchen timers
  • Plastic Cambro containers and lids (2qt, 4qt, 6qt)
  • Pots and pans set (commercial grade)
  • Saute pans (Lg, commercial grade)
  • Sharpies
  • Air conditioners (window units)
  • Baby wipes (hypoallergenic)
  • Brooms
  • Bus passes (day, 7-day)
  • Diapers (size 4 & up) and Pull-ups
  • Full, Twin and Queen bedbug covers w/zippers
  • Full, Twin and Queen sheet sets (new/in pkg)
  • Garbage bags
  • Kitchen garbage cans
  • Laundry baskets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lysol/Clorox wipes
  • Microwaves
  • Mops
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic cups
  • Toilet paper
  • Toy boxes/chests
  • YA/children’s series books
  • 2022 calendars
  • Activity books (adult coloring, crossword, Sudoku, trivia, work search)
  • Bladder leakage pads
  • Bus passes (2-hr)
  • Colored pencil packs
  • Deodorant
  • Flashlights
  • Hand & foot warmers
  • Journals (lined/blank)
  • Neck wallets
  • Pamper items (nail polish, facial sheet masks, lotion, body wash)
  • Powder laundry soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Washcloths
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter socks
  • Yaktrax

Donation Drop Off

Please drop off donations at 3128 N Hemlock St on:

  • Mondays 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesdays 2pm-5pm
  • Wednesdays 1pm- 3pm
  • Thursdays 2pm-4pm

Feel free to order online, and have items shipped to us at the address above. For more info or to arrange a different drop off time, please contact Sarah Lickfold:

Donor Bill of Rights

The Donor Bill of Rights Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in Transitions and our work to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane, we declare that all donors have these rights: I. To be informed of Transitions’ mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes. II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on Transitions’ governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities. III. To have access to Transitions’ most recent financial statements. IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition. VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors. IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share. (Note: At this time Transitions does not share lists.) X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers. Transitions’ Development Office can be reach at info@help4women.org or (509)328-6702.

At Transitions we are always grateful for the generosity of our investors. In fact, you are our most important resource! Your investments allow us to help women and children have a secure place to live, connect with resources, find support and learn new skills for successful living.

Other Ways to Invest

  • Host a fundraiser on behalf of Transitions. You can raise awareness and make a financial contribution to our programs with your own fundraising event. The guidelines and proposal form are here. (Note: please allow two weeks’ notice for all events.)
  • Send a check to our administrative offices at 3128 N Hemlock St. Spokane, WA 99205.
  • Give securely online through Donor Perfect. You will find these “Invest” buttons throughout our website. It is easy and safe.
  • Use your VISA credit card. Call our office at (509)328-6702 and we will take the information over the phone. This can be a recurring donation.
  • Give a recurring donation through your bank account. Use this Withdrawal Authorization form, it’s just that easy to make an ongoing investment.
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